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The Vortex

#17 of 3,245 Restaurants in Atlanta
Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
Little Five Points
American, Bar, Pub
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438 Moreland Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30307
+1 404-688-1828
11:00 - 00:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 00:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 03:00
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Orlando, Florida
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52 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Friends took us here for the burgers! They were spot on! Everything was delicious! An unusual side dish was the plantains!

Thank fcspatti
Auburn, Alabama
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Vortex is great. Their many burgers are huge and amazing. They have other stuff on the menu as well. I've never had a bad meal there. Be forewarned... It is incredibly noisy and seriously busy. Be prepared for a wait. They have a good selection of drinks as well. Whenever I get to Atlanta I try to get a... More 

Thank MIB1966
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Didn't think places like this existed in this sterile day and age! Great food, relaxing, will definitely find our way back! The Three Little Pigs could have went either way, but it was perfection!

Thank Elisa3369
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30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Portions are huge, service is top notch and probably highly rated in comparison. We always have a good time here. The only thing i do not like is the smoking. But at least you are warned in advance. Great place for good burger but go hungry as portions are rather generous

Thank meghan z
Dallas, Texas
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52 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was in town and I the area and having seen this place on tv wanted to try it. Walked the several blocks down from Emory Midtown only to discover it closed for remodeling. Bummed

Thank Nan S
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104 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The appetizers are great. Tried the Mac and cheese. Had a hamburger that was very tasty. Had egg and bacon on my burger and three kinds of cheese. Fries were plentiful. Someone had the Cuban in our party with potato salad. Said it was good. We were seated upstairs. Did not care for this because of people smoking. I think... More 

Thank 1771
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60 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Although we weren't hungry for the burgers they are famous for, we wanted to at least get some local brews. Great beer selection and service, but the smoke free atmosphere had us out the door after 2 drinks.

Thank RaqVentures
Flint, Michigan
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My boyfriend and I look forward to checking each and EVERY burger off their list. We won't stop going until we're done either. The first one I had was called the Fat Elvis, and YUM! Peanut butter, plantains, burger...heaven. They're STRICT about the 21 and over thing, so I wouldn't risk it if you're traveling with minors. They have Coke... More 

Thank Shannon H
Oakville, Canada
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17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

BLUE ‘SHROOM at The Vortex, one of the best burgers ever, in this place, very well attended I tried this legendary burger and local beer (sweet waters). The menu is complete and the staff is awesome. A note on my burger the Blue Shroomm the menu present it like this: "Topped with our delicious, mind-expanding blue cheese spread, sautéed mushrooms,... More 

Thank luisdiazcq
Saint Augustine, Florida
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72 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped in on a whim, had 8 of us. Sign said seat yourself but it only took a couple of minutes and somebody grabbed us and said give me a minute and I will set you all up together upstairs. Katelin waited on us, and took great care of us! Perfect amount of attention and leaving is space to chat... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Cheap Eats, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 03:00
11:00 - 03:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 438 Moreland Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30307
  • Location: United States  >  Georgia (GA)  >  Atlanta>  > Little Five Points
  • Neighbourhood: Little Five Points
  • Phone Number: +1 404-688-1828

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?